October 16, 2021

North Korean Politburo starts ‘80-day battle’ ahead of January Party Congress

Kim Yo Jong returns to the table and top military officials promoted to KPA Marshal in Politburo meeting on Oct. 5

Updated at 8:10 a.m. KST.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un initiated a nationwide "80-day battle" at a Politburo meeting on Monday, Oct. 5, according to state media, to achieve economic goals ahead of a planned Party Congress in Jan. 2021.